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Archive - Feb 21, 2012

Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. Full story...
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Charlotte woman charged with murder after stabbing fight

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Authorities have charged a Charlotte-area woman with murder following a fight with another woman. Full story...
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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues

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video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras has not only begun in New Orleans. The party was in full swing today at a Wilmington school. Full story...
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SURVEY: Wilmington cheapest in state for basic services

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Wilmington ranks No. 1 in Michael Jacobs’ “N.C. Stewardship Index,” a chart that ranks the largest 25 North Carolina cities based on a system of metrics comparing their respective property tax rates, and water and sewer rates. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Dalton kicks off governor's bid

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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says he's a leader in education innovation who would work to reverse what he calls lasting damage to North Carolina by Republican political forces if he's elected governor. Full story...
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Pantano accuses McIntyre, staff of emailing personal attacks

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"I call on Congressman Mike McIntyre to stop any political messaging that even mentions my wife or my mother. I have shown the McIntyre family that level of respect and I deserve the same." Full story...
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NC elections board at temp location due to water

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A broken water pipe in the North Carolina State Board of Elections offices has caused an evacuation and forced employees to find dry ground to accept paperwork for candidates in this year's elections. Full story...
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Maya Angelou home following brief hospitalization

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Nationally renowned poet Maya Angelou is recovering from a brief illness that forced her to cancel a planned speech in Texas. Full story...
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NC Congressmen unite to call for end to war

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The war in Afghanistan has made for strange political bedfellows in North Carolina's congressional delegation, with a conservative Republican joining two liberal Democrats in calling for the withdrawal of US troops. Full story...
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NC man killed father over graduate school lies

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An East Carolina University dropout says he shot and killed his father to cover up a three-year charade in which he lied about attending graduate school to get money from his family. Full story...
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Wilson sheriff says 2 found dead inside home

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The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is investigating what authorities say appears to be a double murder. Full story...
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Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case

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Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft. Full story...
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"Don't Go Chasing Lava Falls"

Maybe you've seen it circling around the web in the last week, maybe not -- but there's a certain waterfall out there that's tricking people into thinking it's not a wate